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A country in northwest Indochina and former Crown Colony. Originally incorporated in to the British Indian administrative concern, Burma became a separate colony in 1937 before becoming independent in 1948. Burma saw some of the fiercest fighting of WW2 before Errol Flynn single handedly liberated it along with the US Marine Corps. Good eh?

Now generally regarded to be a totalitarian state run by a bunch of humourless cnuts, Burma has a Human Rights record second only to that of the Nazis and it's unlikely if easyJet will be doing cheap flights to Rangoon in the near future. Shame. For some odd reason - and in keeping with the current sub-continental trend for pointlessly re-naming long familiar places - some of the locals refer to Burma as Myanmar. Everyone else refers to it as Burma.